Ashford collected two valuable points in the County Football League Division 2 at Ashford on Friday when they defeated Valleymount 2-8 to 1-5. Ashford took the game to Valleymount from the kick off, led 1-4 to 0-3 at the interval, dominated the second half but allowed Valleymount to claw themselves back into the game. With six minutes remaining Ashford led by one point 1-6 to 1-5 and we were looking at a grandstand finish, however the home team took complete control and finished with 1-2 without reply. Ashford was afforded the luxury of shooting twelve wide‚Äôs in the game. This was a big improvement on the last game against St. Patricks and the return of Niall Mooney in defence after nearly a two year absence was a welcome boost for the club. On his first half performance alone Jay Taylor would have to be man of the match scoring 1-2, Jay had suffered a bad injury in game against St. Patricks but made a good recovery for this game. Will Hender Phillips again played well making important saves at crucial parts of the game. The Ashford defence were in control led by Wes Manning at full back, Billy Clarkson was at his best with many surging runs through the Valleymount defence. They were well supported by Lee Kavanagh and Niall Mooney. David Nolan and Conor Behan gave 100% at midfield. Along with Jay Taylor, Conor Dowling was in excellent form and they were supported by Dean Mooney and Mick Taylor.
Ashford Team: Will Hender Phillips, Brian Fagan, Wes Manning, Ken O‚ÄôBrien, Niall Mooney, Billy Clarkson, Lee Kavanagh, Conor Behan, David Nolan (0-2), Conor Dowling (0-1), Jay Taylor (1-2), Mick Taylor, Alan Byrne (1-2), Dean Mooney (0-1), Brian Shannon. Subs, Sean Doyle.
Anthony Nolan was referee and it was refreshing that Anthony brought his four umpires for the game. We wish Anthony every success in his inter county campaign.
Ashford & Glenealy GAA Lotto
There was no winner of this week‚Äôs Ashford and Glenealy GAA Clubs Lotto Jackpot worth ‚Ç¨9,800 (02/04/2012), Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 24, 26. However 5 people matched 3 numbers and shared ‚Ç¨300. Daniel Crean (F. Crean), Triona Murphy (V. Doyle), Pat Alcorn (P. Alcorn), Neville Byrne (N. Byrne), mervyn Hill (S. McDermott). Next week‚Äôs draw will be held in Kings with a Jackpot of ‚Ç¨10,100. Don‚Äôt forget play lotto on line in the comfort of your home www.ashfordgaa.com
Garden County Development Draw
Please support the Garden County Grand Development Draw and Ashford GAA Club by purchasing a ticket; you will bring much needed revenue to Ashford GAA Club. Tickets this year have been reduced from ‚Ç¨60 down to ‚Ç¨50 and the prize fund is ‚Ç¨66,750. Three draws will take place on the 4th May, the 8th June and the 6th July. Each month the following prizes are on offer; 1st ‚Ç¨10,000 Cash, 2nd ‚Ç¨5,000 Cash, 3rd ‚Ç¨2,500 Cash, 4th ‚Ç¨1,500. 5th ‚Ç¨1,000, 6th to 20th ‚Ç¨150 each prize. Tickets are now available from Ann Marie Manning and her Fund Raising Team.
Under 12 County Football League Group 3
Ashford 3-2 An Tochar 1-5
Schedule of Events;
Monday 9th April: Open Day, Centre of Excellence Ballinakill, Rathdrum, 12;30 ‚Äì 2:00pm.
Tuesday 10th April: Ashford & Glenealy GAA Club Lotto, Kings, Jackpot ‚Ç¨10,100
Wednesday 11th April: Under 14 County Football League, Coolkenno V Ashford, 6:45pm.
Friday 13th April: GAA Club Go Games at Avondale, for Ashford, Avondale, An Tochar, Enniskerry.
Saturday 14th April: Ashford GAA Coaching Camp, Under 6, 8, 10. Ashford 11:00am.
Monday 16th April: Wicklow GAA Championship Football & Hurling Draws.
Thursday 19th April: North East Junior Football League, Eire Og V Ashford.
Saturday 21st April: Wicklow GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference, Colaiste Chill Mhantain.
Thursday 3rd May: Ashford GAA Executive Meeting, Chester‚Äôs 9:00pm
Saturday 16th June: Ashford GAA Club Fun Day.
Monday 2 ‚Äì 6th July: Kelloggs Cul Camps, Ashford GAA Grounds.
Code of Ethics
Ashford GAA Club completed their Code of Ethics programme with the following people. Mick Purcell, Stephen Behan, Gavin Connolly, Andrea Connolly, Ann Marie Manning, Alan Murphy, Richard Melia, Derek Connolly, Pat Doyle and Conor Behan.
Everyone involved in our sports and activities should accept the roles and
responsibilities that they undertake as we commit ourselves to maintaining an
enjoyable and safe environment for all. The safeguarding of our members will
always be a key priority as we recognise that the welfare of the child is of paramount
importance in our work.
This Code should be used in tandem with each National Governing Bodies own
Codes of Best Practice or Codes of Ethics where roles and responsibilities are
outlined in greater detail. It is recommended that Coaches, Parents/Guardian and
Players sign this Code of Behaviour and present the signed document to the Club
We wish to see this Code developed, promoted and implemented as an initiative
that encourages fair play, respect, equality, safety and no discrimination in all
aspects of our work with children and young people.
Club Children‚Äôs Officer
Ashford GAA Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Connolly as the Club‚Äôs Children Officer. Andrea will have as her primary aim the establishment of a child and youth centred ethos within the Club and will be viewed by many as the link between the children/young people in the Club and the adults. It is the responsibility of the Children‚Äôs OÔ¨Écer to regularly report to their Club Executive or Management Committee on how Club policy and procedures impact on the welfare and safeguarding of under age players and their coaches.